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Boy Scout Troop 465 Hickory Flat, GA

Pack 8880 Crossover
Tuesday March 3rd
Union Hill UMC

Pack 8880 will have two boys crossing over into our Troop next Tuesday, March 3rd at 7:00pm at Union Hill United Methodist Church in Canton. The street address is 2000 AJ Land Road, Canton, GA 30115. Tyler Smith and Sam Jones will be our newest members to our Troop. Those who can make the crossover please come out to welcome our newest members.


Camp Cards

Would you like your scout to earn some money to help pay for summer camp or other scouting adventures?

Camp Cards are an easy and quick way for our scouts to earn money that may be used to support scouting activiities. We encourage every boy in the troop to take advantage of this opportunity to earn some money for scouting with very little effort required. Cards were handed out on Monday night to interested scouts.

If you did not get cards yet, or need additional cards, they may be picked up on Monday nights at the Scout Hut during the sales campaign.

I wanted to take a minute to a few commonly asked questions regarding this endeavor.

• Why should my son sell camp cards? Camp cards are a fund raiser for your individual scout, not for the Troop. Cards are sold for $5.00 with $2.50 going to The Atlanta Area Council and $2.50 going directly to your scout. Scout earnings will be placed in individual scout accounts and the monies may be used to pay for troop related activities (annual dues, troop outings, summer camp, etc.)

• Is it hard to sell camp cards? No. The camp cards include a number of disounts and coupons that more than repay the buyer as you see above. The $5.00 coupon for Publix repays a buyer for the cost of the card - some people will buy multiple cards. Two of our scouts sold 100 cards last year which fully paid for summer camp.

• Are there prizes for selling camp cards? Yes. Scouts may earn a variety of prizes based on the number of camp cards sold.

• What kind of payment does the troop accept? Cash or checks made out to "Troop 465". All payments should be received by the scout at the time of the sale.

• What if my son does not sell all the cards he received? Each scout must turn in payment and any unsold cards. The scout is responsible for any lost cards.

• When do payments and cards need to be turned in to the troop? Monies and unsold cards must be turned in to the troop by Monday April 13, 2015. Each scout is encouraged to turn in payments when requesting additional cards.

Please encourage your scout to participate. In addition to earning money, this is a great chance to develop sales and interpersonal and sales skills.

Phil Ergle
Troop 465, Committee Chair

Camp Sunshine Benefit for Service Hours

Hey Guys,

I am in need of volunteers and donations for my senior project. My Senior Project is for Camp Sunshine, which is where Matthew went during the summer. Camp Sunshine is a local Atlanta Area organization that gives children with cancer in the Atlanta Area a place to go and be a "normal" kid for a little while and escape from what they are going through. Camp Sunshine was a place that Matthew really enjoyed and is where he wants the money to go, since this benefit is in his honor. So what I need from the troop is some help. I will be needing help with setup, during the event, and break down. Any scouts that need service hours for a merit badge or requirement need to see the Scoutmaster, Mr. Lamanac, for approval BEFORE the event night for the hours to count. The event begins at 6:30pm and will run till about 8:30-9:00pm.

If anyone is interested, I am also in need of food and drink donations. Any kind of canned drink will do, but I do ask they are canned drinks. I plan to bring all the empty cans to the hut to put in our can trailer. I am also in need of cookies, cakes, brownies, etc..., and individual bags of chips to sell in the concession stand. The cookies and cakes can be homemade or store bought. I just ask that you go ahead and split the cakes and cookies up into ready to sell amounts. I am asking for cookies to be two per bag and a decent (slice that you would be willing to pay a dollar for) sized piece of cake per bag. I appreciate any donations made to help raise money for the benefit in honor of Matthew for Camp Sunshine.

The benefit will be at Hickory Flat Fellowship on Hwy.140. The address is 5301 Hickory Flat Highway Canton, GA 30115. The benefit is in the blue building.


Cody Lamanac

The purpose of the Boy Scouts of America, incorporated on February 8, 1910, and chartered by Congress in 1916, is to:

Provide an educational program for boys and young adults to build character.

Train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship.

Develop personal fitness.

How you can get involved:

JOIN as a youth member with Troop 465.

VOLUNTEER as a Troop Committee member or Assistant Scoutmaster

GIVE to 465 Alumni Inc. to support Troop 465's sponsor.

  Serving youth for over 50 years, Troop 465 has had a proud heritage of molding boys into men according to the criteria listed above. Our Scoutmaster Emeritus, George Lingefelt, say's "If you want boys to become leaders, you have to train them and then let them lead", and thus began our "boy-lead troop" mind set. Mike Lamanac is our current Scoutmaster and passes these skills on. In fact, Scoutmaster Lamanac is only our 6th Scoutmaster since 1963.

Since 1996, the Troop Sponsor has been 465 Alumni, Inc., dba Friends of Troop 465, a non-profit organization specifically enacted to support Troop 465 both financially and philosophically. Troop 465 has a permanent Scout Hut, on over 3 acres, thanks to the generosity and foresight of 465 Alumni, Inc.

Troop 465 is unique because of the tremendous support from our members and their families. If you would like more information about joining troop 465, please click here.

BSA Troop 465, 5742 East Cherokee Drive
Canton, GA 30115

Scoutmaster - Mike Lamanac,

Committee Chair - Phil Ergle,

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Updated 02/24/15